“DEFEND, or Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense, consists of five single-award task orders that will provide CDM services to Federal agencies, instead of serving as an acquisition vehicle. “It covers all the capabilities over the full lifecycle, across the entire Federal government,” said Piche this week.
“Under DEFEND, agencies can expect much faster acquisitions of important cybersecurity tools. Piche said that the request for services process takes around six weeks on average, and GSA aims to get that below 30 days.” Read the full article.
Source: DEFEND Task Orders to Speed Up Cyber Acquisitions – November 30, 2018. MeriTalk.